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Today In DOCTOR WHO History: December 15th

Don your finest British racing green blazer and join us for another dip into the Doctor Who archives...

Welcome to our daily round-up of the Doctor Who episodes which received their premiere broadcast on this day throughout the show's long history, along with anything else of note that may have taken place. You can click on any red text to read our full retrospectives/reviews for that episode, and note that all viewing figures listed are for UK broadcasts (unless otherwise stated).

December 15th
With Christmas just over a week away, the Doctor Who episodes are starting to get a bit thin on the ground. Over the years most seasons have ended by this time, others start broadcasting in the new year, and the modern incarnation of the show is pausing before the pre-Chibnall traditional Christmas Day special. But in a welcome, albeit strange, scheduling decision, season 11 of Doctor Who got underway on December 15th 1973. The first adventure for what would be Jon Pertwee's final year would see the Third Doctor meeting a young journalist called Sarah Jane Smith. The story was The Time Warrior, and it also marked the very first appearance of The Sontarans too. Part one was watched by 8.7 million people.

The only other episode of Doctor Who to receive it's premiere broadcast on December 15th is the final part of the Fourth Doctor adventure Nightmare of Eden, which was broadcast in 1979 and watched by 9.4 million viewers.

Join us again tomorrow for another round-up of the episodes broadcast, the spin-offs aired, the special events, the birthday's celebrated and anything else of note that went down on this day in Doctor Who history.

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